Community Creations

Community Creations: October 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the October recap for Community Creations. October’s theme was Feeling Blue, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Baron’s Crusade Quest by Silver Penguin

With all the drama surrounding the Baron lately, I’m glad she showed up in this month’s assortment of creations. The night scene creates a nostalgic atmosphere, and that pop of red and orange light wonderfully contrasts the desaturated blues of the larger composition. Love the rendering of the characters and the stylization in mark-making! Find the artist in the comments.

Looking For That One Item… by Dan N.

Another spooky night scene, I also love the stylization in this creation. The little ghost follower and passing black cat feel perfect for the month of Halloween too. It does a great job of capturing that feeling of searching for an item in Poptropica, particularly as a lone kid in unfamiliar territory. Plus, the dramatic camera angle makes for a super enticing composition and great sense of depth! Find his Instagram here.

Medicine Man by mcz

Talking about dramatic camera angles, this one certainly fits that mark! The blue night sky and glowing green pot go well with the color scheme of the Medicine Man character. Wonderful lighting that really creates a story! Definitely makes me what to revisit Shark Tooth Island. Find their Instagram here.

Human Merlin by Bunnies-N-Bowties

Stepping away from landscape scenes for a moment, here we have a super charming character design. Ever wonder what Merlin would look like in human form? Er- humanoid AI form to be specific. Well, look no further! The hair and clothing both convey strong personality, and I love the inclusion of owl wings to harken back to his other form. Binary Bard has to be a proud papa. Find her Tumblr here and Instagram here.

What Would Have Been by Dizzy Feather

Who knew a blue theme would lead to so many night sky features? In hindsight, I shouldn’t be surprised… Anyway, this simple landscape holds a lot of power by focusing on the silhouettes of its characters. The subtle glow around them and the moon definitely creates a ghostly atmosphere, perfect for the Ghost Story Island setting. And bittersweet blue emotion is evoked too! Find the artist in the comments and on the PHC Discord.


Honorable Mentions

I’m feeling quite blue to see this spooky month come to an end, but had a great time seeing all your amazing blue creations. Keep up that creativity!


November: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is November’s theme? November’s theme is…

👑 ROYALTY! 👑

With the recent reveal of the Red Queen and the drama surrounding the Baron and Rumpelstiltskin, royalty has certainly been making the rounds lately. Leaning into all that drama this coming month, let’s see what your royal creations will bring!

Maybe create your own King or Queen costumes in-game, or draw pictures of the Astro-Knights royal family? Maybe write stories theorizing the Baron’s royal past, or design your own throne room in your clubhouse. The possibilities are up to you!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features

Climb Aboard for a Costume Crusade 🧥🗺️

Ahoy, Poptropicans! It’s time to embark on another journey and uncover some Poptropica news. We’ll admire some amazing artwork, say “Bonjour!” to the Baron, and chronicle some creative costumes. Let’s go!

Here are some fan art features from Pop’s recent Instagram stories. Plenty of fan art per usual, but also some promo for the Baron’s Crusade!

Two of the stories relate to the new Baron’s Crusade side quest. One is a poll asking users if they had played the quest, and the other is a Poptropica TikTok video that was posted on a Bones Day. We can safely say that this quest is Noodle-approved. 🦴

@poptropicacreator

Be careful what you wish for, the Baron heard y’all wanted a Bones Day 💀 New side quest is out NOW ft. 🦴🦴🦴 #bonesday #bonesornobones #gamingtiktok

♬ original sound – Jonathan

The Creators’ Blog also published a walkthrough for the Baron’s Crusade side quest. The written walkthrough and accompanying video show players how to complete the quest and uncover the hidden Easter eggs. You have one week left to set off on this once in a lifetime adventure and to snatch some Halloween goodies, including the six winning designs from September’s costume contest. Good luck, adventurers!

Speaking of costumes, I’m excited to share that I wrote a guest post for the Creators’ Blog! Since the PHB Halloween costume contest is still open, I wrote Gentle Dolphin’s Declassified Costume Creation Guide (Points if you get the reference😉)! This guide gives tips for making custom in-game looks and showcases some examples as seen below. I hope these tips help you create your ideal costume whether it be for trick-or-treating, island perusing, or contest submitting.

You may also notice a new Contests page on the Poptropica website menu. So far, this page only features the original announcement of monthly costume contests from June 2021. Maybe this is where the Creators will post updates about upcoming contests? There hasn’t been any word regarding a new costume contest in October, so I think we might get an announcement in early November. We’ll wait and see!

That’s all for now! Did you play the Baron’s Crusade side quest yet? What did you think of it, and did you discover every secret? Have you entered the PHB’s Halloween costume contest yet, or are you planning to enter this coming week? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬